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Appealing to the Commissioner

If you have already been through the two steps of making your request and requesting a review and are still not happy, you can appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

You must submit your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review response.

You can request an appeal by accessing the Online Appeal Service on the Commissioners’ website. This is the best way to make an appeal, it provides help in real time and collects exactly what the Commissioner needs so they can investigate your case quickly.

Access the online appeal service.

If you don’t wish to appeal online, you can contact the Commissioner. Your appeal must be in a format that can be kept for future use, e.g. in writing, by email or a recording on an audio or video tape. Send your appeal by email to

Send your appeal by post

If you want to send your appeal by post, you should send your letter to:
Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9DS

If you need help making an appeal you can contact the Commissioner’s Office: E-mail:
Telephone: 01334 464610

You can find further information on making an appeal on the Commissioner’s website. Click here.

Further information about your rights and accessing information is available on our website here: [INSERT LINK TO FOI SECTION ON WEBSITE].